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to missouri. even down into the texas panhandle. shelters are being opened and hundreds of miles of interstate are already closed. >> because they're not going to make it, anyway, even if they get the past any of our check points they can't see. visibility is so poor that it makes its impossible to pass through that area. >> the storm has already proven fatal. in colorado, two died when a prison van lost control on an icy highway. nine others were hospitalized. and four people were killed in new mexico after a two-car collision. two others were seriously injured. by the time the storm finally blows through, snow totals from 4 to 12 inches are expected through grout the region. some areas could see more than two feet. emergency crews have rescued hundreds of stranded motorists. >> they have to go real, real slow. they can't hurry with the visibility the way it is, find a shelter and stay off the road. the good news is forecasters expect the snow to turn into rain before breaking up today or tomorrow. and the longer term outlook shows no major problems expected later this week. >>> so much for a
in parts of new mexico, colorado, california, and texas. and not good news for the millions people who will be hitting the roads to spend christmas with loved ones. as for air travel, well, there are in delays reported right new. right now. but, it is still early obviously and that could change. i will monitor american airlines today. after coming under fire the re-election campaign of president obama is saying "thanks, but no thanks," to jon corzine's, cash facing criticism the minute from the former new jersey governor was tainted by his firm, and the mf global collapse so obama for america and the dnc have reindependenced the money, $70,000, to corzine and his wife. the justice department rejected south carolina's new voter i.d. law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. the feds say that makes it harder for minorities to vote. south carolina can challenge the decision or pass a new law. the attorney general vowing to fight this one. >> the 15-year-old girl who survived being swept away in the tsunami in indonesia has tracked down her parents and telling a very,
list with members of congress talking about cameras in the court. >> texas governor rick perry met with the "des moines register" editorial board at their offices in iowa on friday. the "register" has invited all of the major presidential candidates to meet with their editorial board and writers covering the race. the newspaper plans to make an endorsement in the republican presidential race on december 18, two weeks before the iowa caucuses on january 3. this is a little over an hour. >> so where did you grow up? >> new york. >> i don't hear that a lot in iowa. >> no, not too often. >> hi, governor, john carlson. >> hi, john, how are you? >> this is chris. >> chris, nice to meet you. >> this is the man who's going to do all the work. >> it's a pleasure having you here, sir. >> thank you. where did you grow up? >> wisconsin. >> yeah? >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa, iowa. >> india. >> the great state of ohio. >> so american pretty much all the way. >> carol's wisconsin and i'm kansas. >> thanks to one of our business writers. he's done 30 years writing for the houston paper, sta
minnesota, mr. paulson, and the gentleman from texas, mr. dog get, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from minnesota. mr. paulson: i ask unanimous consent that all members have 35 days which to revise and extend their remarks, including extraneous consent. i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. paulson: i rise today in support of h.r. 365, legislation to extend temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through the end of this fiscal year, as well as to ensure that these funds are spent appropriately. before describing the legislation in greater detail, i note that these same provisions will already approved, the middle class tax relief and job creation act of tuesday of this week. given some of the uncertainty about some of that legislation, it makes sense to ensure that the program continues to assist families past december 31, when its current authorization expires. that's the first and most important thing that this bill will do. the tanner program has been generally success
, the court will rule on the president's health care law, congressional redistricting, at least in texas which would impact who controls congress and now the arizona law. a challenge to california's same-sex marriage ban still waits in the wings. >>> we may debate whether this is an activist court. it's certainly an active court. >>> former vice president dick cheney is stopping short of jumping on the gingrich bandwagon but told cnn he's not surprised his former colleague in the house has managed to fight his way to the top. >> we came to congress together at the same time. '78. and when newt showed up, he said, we can become the majority. we can take back the house of representatives. we hadn't had the house since the 1940s. and initially none of us believed it. but he was persistent and tenacious. he kept it up and kept tup and kept it up and finally by '94, he's the newly elected speaker of the house of representatives with a republican majority. so i wouldn't underestimate him. >> former pennsylvania congressman bob walker is a gingrich adviser. he served as deputy whip while gingrich was
and texas. who would think that would be where we're dealing with a christmas snowstorm but it is. we had reports up to 12 inches of snow. we have winner storm warnings there. around another six to eight inches of snow falling across some spots. interstate 25, i-10 through texas. snow i-20 in midland. maybe you will see a white christmas. hard to imagine there. here is where the snow is across the country. all the action is across parts of the west. pacific northwest and through the rockies where you expect to see that we'll see a bit of a white christmas in oklahoma, texas and in towards kansas. look at fargo, north dakota, nothing. indianapolis, nothing. last year all the floods in the spring will not happen this year because we don't have the snow back. even the northeast not looking at white christmas for almost everybody. that means you will get home for christmas. that is the good part. jon: that is the good news. i will take a holiday without a lot of travel nightmares. rick, thank you. jenna: knock on wood. you don't want to jinx us now. jon: i'm knocking. can you hear me? jenna:
the day. and move the system through that caused those winds. that's now into texas and new mexico we are seeing heavy snow at this hour. >> jamie: holiday travel would you go for it or cancel. >> most spots i-9 a the entire ride looking great. texas see some issues. we do have snow right now. as it continues to drift its way eastward rainfall across the entire state of texas into louisiana. down through arkansas. be mindful of that as you head out for your travels during the day. >> jamie: i will be sitting right here. i hope everybody is safe out there. have a great holiday. thanks. >> thank you. >> jamie: this week's blizzard out west did trap one family in car. they were in there for almost two days. look at that the suv covered in four feet of snow. the couple is from texas. they were with their 5-year-old daughter and they got stuck in new mexico on their way to a ski resort. the father finally got through to his brother to called the cops. dad said they had enough food and water but after a while they were rubbing out of air. the parents say they have pneumonia. both of them bu
cities but if you live anywhere across the texas-oklahoma panhandle or parts of new mexico, northeastern new mexico, into colorado, that's where we're going to start to see very heavy snow and conditions going downhill overnight tonight, temperatures will go below freezing and in some cases, the wind chills will be downright dangerous. so ahead of the sun, that's where we're seeing the rain. you can see the bull's eye as i was saying across southeast colorado, northeast new mexico, into the panhandle of texas and objection, that's the bull's eye where we could see in excess of 18 inches of snow and blizzard conditions. like at -- look at this gust of 50 miles an hour. people are told to stay indoors the next 24 hours. up to 18 inches of snow and across the areas shaded in red, that's where we have blizzard warnings in effect. look at the wind gusts as we go through the evening, monday at 6:00 p.m., that's where we're going to see the wind gusts pick up in earnest, over 50 miles per hour as mentioned and then overnight tonight and into tuesday, it's going to start to settle down. so fairl
hunkered down in the nation's midsection. blizzard warnings from colorado to new mexico to texas. wind gusts have been clocked at 50 miles per hour and some areas reporting up to 15 inches of snow and a remarkable 200-mile stretch of interstate 40 is now closed from albuquerque to the texas state line. >> this storm is one of the strongest ones i've seen in years, basically because of the wind. >> they told me to turn back. >> let's get the latest on that road closure, shall we? >> reporter for cnn affiliate in albuquerque. the storm is winding down, what about the road conditions? improving at all? >> well, yeah, the road conditions in the metro area in albuquerque proper have actually improved. they're pretty drivable and it's once you get out of the city, you head east, that's where the big mess is. for 14 hours now, 14 hours is what we're going on. the i-40 eastbound lanes from the heart of the city all the way to the texas state line are still shut down. you can see we're here in front of one of the onramps and the gates are still locked, why? because the state police, new mexico
is launching an investigation into a controversial photo of texas soldiers posing around a casket with another soldier who is wearing a noose. at the bottom of the picture is the phrase, the dumped. sucks to be you. it was taken back in august and has been floating around facebook and made its way to the air force times. >>> the looming government shutdown tomorrow night. if lawmakers can't agree on a federal budget, they are still working to avoid t as ainsley earhart shows us, money to fund the federal government runs out tomorrow night at midnight. >> we worked very hard. we are close to an agreement on every single issue and i just hope that we can work this out and get our bill passed. >> reporter: while they have different views, both democrats and republicans are working to avoid a partial government shutdown actually temporary bill keeping agencies open expires on saturday. >> we all ought to able to work together to bring this thing for a proper conclusion. >> if we have a reasonable agreement with the republicans on funding the government, we should seize that opportunity and do it a
. house democrats, like sheila jackson-lee of texas, rejected that route as risky and unnecessary. >> let me tell you what we're doing today. the washington republicans are taking a high risk gamble. this is gambling. this is throwing the dice. >> the senate stands adjourned. >> brown: for its part the senate has already left washington for a month-long holiday recess. and a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said we are not coming back. we are not appointing negotiators until they pass the senate compromise. adding to the stakes is the pressure to extend long-term unemployment benefits past year's end. and to waive huge cuts in medicare payments to doctors before they take effect january 18. both were in the senate bill that the house rejected today. todd, what's your reporting todd zwillich is covering the back and forth on capitol hill for "the takeaway" from public radio international and wnyc. he joins us now. tell you about what led to today's rejection of the extension by house republicans? where is the pressure coming from? >> well, the pressure really appears to be o
are talking about parts of texas, new mexico and kansas especially hard hit. this is what it looked like in southwest kansas last night. close to a foot of snow coming down. alexandra is joining us in the cnn weather center for the storm, and it's going to be tough for people trying to travel on the holidays. >> suzanne, we talked about it yesterday. we talked about a foot of snow. i've got two feet to show you in new mexico. certainly the storm has delivered, but you know where it really has some legs left? a big picture left, still hard hit but hard hit also today. on i-40 between albuquerque and amarillo, a 200-mile stretch closed due to blizzard conditions right now. we'll talk about when things will get better. will this storm make its way to the east coast and bring snow? all of that coming up in a little bit. >>> former penn state coach joe paterno is out of a pennsylvania hospital. a source close to the family says that he was released friday. he had been there for a week recovering from a fractured hip. he also has lung cancer. now, paterno lost his coaching job at the height of
. >> texas congressman ron paul leads in iowa according to the real clear politics average of major polls. paul's tv ad equates mitt romney and newt gingrich with each other and with president obama. >> story of smooth-talking politicians. insider deals. games, he said, she said. >> a wide open race. anything can happen. ron paul is leading there now but it's wide open. >> newt gingrich was are caravaning across iowa. in a matchup against president obama. according to the rasmussen reports, gingrich steadily lost ground. >> merry christmas and happy new year. >> the pledge to run a positive campaign embodied in the youtube christmas greeting was sorely tested by his spokesman who apologized today after using a curse word in a private chat with a reporter to describe mitt romney. and gingrich, himself, lashed out at romney not reining in the outside super pacs that have evidently hurt the speaker in the last three weeks. >> will you do that? it's illegal. super pacs have to be entirely separate from a campaign and candidate. >> texas governor rick perry toured iowa with bobby jindal and sa
. it went to texas governor rick perry. >> commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? let's see. oops. >> live free or die, victory or death. bring it. >> so richly deserved. now here's the host of tonight's ceremony, the reverend al sharpton. >>> welcome back. welcome back. we are here with our revvie awards, and judges. let's go to limelight award for political. the political moment of 2011. what was the political moment, alex? >> the political moment, we keep talking about occupy wall street, but if we say that's how the biggest moment of the year, the turning point was when those protesters first sat down in zuccotti park. >> i would have to say things even bigger, ending the war in iraq, the president's speech to the troops coming home, a convulsive period coming to an end. >> michael? >> i thought the president's somewhat pathetic budget speech at george washington university in april this year. >> mine would be mitt romney's revival of the roaring '20 recent when he said corporations are people too. i think that's what occupy wall street inspired, people said not on
's going to be a brown christmas for many tree farmers in texas. their record-breaking drought dried up thousands of christmas trees and texas received less than 11 inches of rain. now the once green firs are wilted and dead. many are importing trees from other states. still ahead, megachurch pastor eddie long stepping away. >>> the united postal service wants to do away with next day letters that you send. >>> atlanta's megachurch pastor eddie long taking time off but says he's not stepping down. the surprise announcement only case after his wife files for divorce. >>> and good morning, this is your "a.m. wake-up call" for monday, december 5th, i'm christine romans, carol has the morning off. four weeks from tomorrow, four weeks if tomorrow the first votes of the 2012 campaign will be cast by a real honest to goodness voters in the iowa caucuses. looks like newt gingrich is on top. in new hampshire whose primary is the next week, romney is on top but it's getting closer. and in politics a few weeks can be a lifetime. >>> took a cherry picker and a forklift but a day-long standoff betwe
in the house of representatives right now. host: texas. caller: i like to point out something with all the things going on between the republicans, the democrats, back in december 1994, clinton pushed through on fast fact. -- fast track. i know you understand what fast- track is. the wto law for which we went into a five-year probationary period, and then on january 1, 2000, all broke loose because it all went down like a rocket, starting with stocks, starting with the interest rates, and also the same time it took about five years after that and that would be about 2002, the industry started leading slowly. and as the year one on, they started moving up faster to places like china. you have general motors over there right now in china. you have a lot of big corporations in china. a last one that left this country was rand. unless you get the manufacturing base back in and create the terrace, you will not have small business, would you call the backbone of this country, and i will tell you, that is incorrect in will never be. host: a republican from texas. guest: what you're talking ab
in to hit the southwestern united states, arizona, parts of colorado, texas, and then on into the midwest with a lot of rain. over on remote 295, maria molina is going to tell us what this storm is going to do, because i sure can't. maria. >> reporter: good morning, jon, good morning, everyone. unfortunately this storm system is really going to start to strength then afternoon and into tonight and tuesday morning and start to produce blizzard-like conditions across parts of the plains, with a whole lot of snow, up to a foot and a half is possible. right now the stormst already bring thank snow across portions of colorado and also new mexico, where that cold air is in place, but ahead of it, it's not having snow. tennessee, beneficial rain, parts of oklahoma getting in on that action. that's not going to be enough to put us out of a drought that's been ongoing across those areas for a year now but we'll take the rain where we can get it, of course. >>> here's a closer look at that snow across new mexico, albuquerque, santa may -- santa fe. the heaviest accumulations will be to the east as
's nose as family sings rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. next up the spring, texas. don, an independent. good morning, you're on the air. caller: yes, ma'am, i'm also calling about tin cider trading and everything else illegal our good friends in congress are doing. there's an old law that's been on the books for, i don't know how many years, stating that our congress and senators cannot pass the law or exempt themselves from laws. that would benefit themselves. i mean, where is our justice department? where is the f.b.i.? this is ridiculous, we need to citizens court. try them throw them in jail. host: concerns about insider trading. another first family photo. from a former first family. this is in the "wall street journal." mitt romney with ex george h.w. bush and his wife barbara. the bush's haven't backed a candidate as governor romney makes a courtesy call. next up is raleigh, north carolina. good morning john, what's on your mind? caller: well, i was just curious why we're not seeing any coverage in the news over certain situations like andy stern, who is a spotter of the preside
. i think it is going to backfire. host: jackie, democratic line, dallas, texas, good morning. caller: i think that the senate, doing what they are doing, the senate recently wanted the one year to have the tax cut extended. republicans did not want that. everything that the republicans asked for, the senate gave it to them. now it is boehner and the republicans who are saying that we need to come back and do our jobs. well, what good is it going to before a committee -- they had the super 8 committee and nothing could get resolved. they had the debt ceiling, nothing could be resolved. they wanted -- they want the president to say that that is what they said, and i do not blame the senate. the democrats need to stand up. they have tried to work with republicans, work with republicans. now the republicans are in such hot water, they want to blame it on the democrats. host: the house puts the tax cut in limbo, the house floor yesterday entering to -- agreeing to enter negotiations. phil joins us on the republican line, from boston. caller: the tea party republicans are doing exactly wha
to the gentlelady from texas, ms. sheila jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for two minutes. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, we are doing what the american people have asked us to do. i thank the gentleman for -- from new york for championing the cause of the american people and i thank our whip, mr. hoyer, for understanding that we need an up or down vote on the senate compromise and a motion for this conference that will not occur, to do what is right for the american people. i've already said that the holiday season for so many has just gone up in smoke. the lights on the christmas tree have just burst and the tree is burning. the candles throughout the house are now down and smolering. and people are bemourning the condition that this washington republicans have put them in. mothers, single mothers, families without are now begging for a lifeline and the gigantic ship, the cruise ship, is cruising on by and allowing them to drown in the dusty and dark waters of this land. i don't understand where there is no mercy, where there is no understanding. my good friend fr
, blizzard warnings are in effect from colorado to kansas, oklahoma and texas. according to forecasters, travel is dangerous if not impossible for many. heavy know and winds up to 50 miles per hour were reported in some areas. here's a live satellite image of the storm. the system has forced five states to shut down interstates and highways. we will keep an eye on that. now to north korea, the body of kim jong il lies in state at the memorial palace in pyongyang. his youngest son kim jong-un paid his respects much this his first public appearance since his faerng died on saturday. the regime appears to be kicking up the prop began da to portray him as the leader. >> iran released this video, the iranians say he was caught spying for the cia. the state department is seeking his freedom. the official did not comment on the spy allegations citing privacy allegations, his father told abc news that the spy allegations are in his words a bunch of lies. >>> another day of bloody clashes in tahrir square. witnesses say at least two people were killed. here's what it was like yesterday. 14 peopl
been good for democrats in states like texas where a continuing court battle drew the map for 2012 and in colorado where the court drew the map at the legislature deadlocked and could not come to an agreement, arizona were they have a commission or the republicans are fighting tooth and nail to get their proposal overturned and california where they have a new citizens predicted -- redistricting commission which through the whole matter into disarray and roy blunt and, as together and has created acsitue a situation. i think democrats will be able to win six, seven, eight congressional seats in the 2012 election and that is 1/3 of the way they need to get in order to retake the majority. the other part of this is that republicans insist they have done a good job of assuring that their members. in states like pennsylvania and ohio, this will be by a couple of points. it will not be a situation where the district is now in a play for democrats but the members become safer. you can ask either side was winning and they have a good argument to say why they are winning. i think david mak
little town of lake jackson, texas, i've urged everyone in my family to know how to use a gun in self-defense. for the animals are coming." the "new republic" a few years ago also unearthed this gem from the ron paul newsletters on the subject of foreign affairs. the end of apartheid's white rule in south africa described in a ron paul newsletter as "a destruction of civilization that was the most tragic to ever occur on that continent, at least below the sahara." again, these are all from we have known about these newsletters for a long time. he has been called to account for the wildly racist and conspiratorial passages in his old newsletters every time they've been unearthed typically every 15 years or so. when he ran for congressman in 1996 after being home in texas for a few years. the dallas morning news pulled a couple of passages from a 1982 issue of the ron paul political report. "if you have ever been these were quotes from ron paul's newsletters. and when the "dallas morning news" asked him about them, running for congress that year, he did not disavow these statements. "in
texas. that's onlyi icoming up next. >>> pat robertson thinks this "saturday night live" sketch is a display of anti-christian bigotry. his own religious bigotry lands him in the zone. >>> a tweet from the president of college republicans of university of texas is the latest in a pattern of race-related attacks on the president from the right wing. michael eric dooyson joins me later in the hour. you can tweet us your thoughts using #edshow. [ male announcer ] what can you do with plain white rice? when you pour chunky beef with country vegetables soup over it... you can do dinner. four minutes, around four bucks. campbell's chunky. it's amazing what soup can do. [ male announcer ] got a cold? [ sniffling ] [ male announcer ] not sure what to take? now robitussin® makes finding the right relief simpler than ever. click on the robitussin® relief finder. click on your symptoms. get your right relief. ♪ makes the cold aisle easy. ♪ robitussin®. relief made simple. >>> another shakeup in iowa. and establishments republicans aren't real happy with this one. a new poll shows ro
nervous. >>> eric burns on the gop's attempts to discredit the congressman from texas. that's coming up next. >>> pat robertson thinks this "saturday night live" sketch is a display of anti-christian bigotry. his own religious bigotry lands him in the zone. >>> a tweet from the president of college republicans of university of texas is the latest in a pattern of race-related attacks on the president from the right wing. michael eric dyson joins me later in the hour. you can tweet us your thoughts using #edshow. ♪ ramón, you're the whole enchilada, so tell me, is something in my life missing? yes. chunks of you are missing. it's not good. it was that bargain-brand cooking spray. it left the best part of me in the pan. ah! whereas i was cooked with new-and-improved pam. it's 70% better. see the difference in the muffins? this is hard for me to watch. sí, sí, sí. everything is falling apart! no, francisco. you are falling apart. aah! new pam helps you pull it off. even better. guaranteed. new pam helps you pull it off. ♪ when the things that you need come at just the right speed, t
underway, we're going to take you to an event with anita perry, the wife of republican candidate and texas governor rick perry who campaigned on behalf of her husband in hudson, new hampshire, speaking on monday with the ladies auxiliary of the veterans of foreign war. and this is about 30 minutes. >> great. well, thank you. thank you. how are you? >> i'm joe and i live in hudson. >> oh, thank you. >> and i happen to work on your husband's campaign. >> i'm anita. thank you. >> i noticed you were rubbing your hands inside. was that indicative of something? >> cold a little bit? a little bit cooler than what we got. >> it's that time of year when you're trying to -- you really want to do it. [inaudible conversations] >> thank you so much. we appreciate all your help. thank you. >> thank you. anita perry, good morning. your hands are cold. >> yes, my hand >> are you irish? >> probably, i don't know. maybe. anita perry. >> hello, it's so nice to meet you. >> thank you all. thank you all for coming. >> welcome back to new hampshire. insof >> you look great there. >> it makes a difference. i tol
expertise. >> good to be with you, chris. >>> up next in the politico briefing, texas governor ron paul gets a taste of what it's like to be the front-runner. >>> time for the "your business" entrepreneur of the week. former rockette amy brunette opened the next step dance studio in jersey city with children's dance classes and expansion in mind. she monetized by renting space, added adult classes, a performance summer camp, and partnering with another group on performances of "the nutcracker." for more, watch "your business" sunday mornings at 7:30 on msnbc. the droid razr by motorola. the droid that wirelessly pulls files, music and movies, all at 4g lte speeds. and introducing the droid xyboard. with an 8 inch hd screen and adaptive surround sound, a home theater for your hands. powered by verizon 4g lte, these droids are too powerful to fall into the wrong hands. buy a droid razr and get $100 off a droid xyboard. >>> these things are pretty incendiary, you know? >> that's because of people like you. >> no, no, no, no. come on, some of the stuff was very incendiary, you know, in saying th
very nervous. >>> eric burns on the gop's attempts to discredit the congressman from texas. that'scoming up next. >>> pat robertson thinks this "saturday night live" sketch is a display of anti-christian bigotry. his own religious bigotry lands him in the zone. >>> a tweet from the president of college republicans of university of texas is the latest in a pattern of race-related attacks on the president from the right wing. michael eric dyson joins me later in the hour. you can tweet us your thoughts using #edshow. >>> another shakeup in iowa. >>> another shakeup in iowa. and establishments republicans aren't real happy with this one. a new poll shows ron paul on top with 23%. mitt romney is three points behind him at 20%. newt gingrich has dropped to the third after losing 13 points in two weeks. the newtster on the slide. republicans are getting nervous and they're pulling out all stops to prevent a ron paul victory. chris wallace kicked things off last week on fox saying if ron paul won it would discredit the caucuses? iowa republicans are echoing those remarks and the knives
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